The Wine Road Less Traveled

I’ve walked down a lot of them, let me tell you. The Weinstraße/Route du Vin/Wine Road in Alsace is my favorite; but I’ve also done the Mosel, spent a day in New Zealand’s Marlborough region and a week in the Aconcagua Valley in Chile, floated past the vineyards of the Douro river in Portugal, driven […]

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Alsace

In spring, the villages of Alsace, in the northeast corner of France, compete to see who can out-flower the other. A sign at the entrance to the village will tell you how many flowers (like stars, one to five) the village received in the contest. Competition is fierce—fiercely floral.As you drive along the Route des […]

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